ribavirin

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Indications include:

  • severe RSV bronchiolitis in infants and children
  • hepatitis C

Cautions:

  • maintain standard supportive respiratory and fluid management
  • monitor equipment for precipitation

Contra-indications:

  • pregnancy

Side-effects:

  • worsening respiration
  • bacterial pneumonia
  • reticulocytosis
  • pneumothorax

Routes of administration:

  • aerosol inhalation
  • nebulisation

Last reviewed 01/2018

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